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No Truck Idle Risking Health and Safety of Truck Drivers

Jul
19,
2010
9

The last year for the professional truck driver has been filled with many challenges.  The recession has caused many drivers to take a significant cut in pay, drivers still endure negative retaliatory DAC comments by former employers, “fleecing” scams still … Continue reading

OSHA and Your Rights as a Truck Driver

Jul
7,
2010
59

By: Allen Smith According to Federal Law, employers are prohibited from firing, demoting, or in any other way discriminating against an employee. Supposedly, this law applies to trucking companies as well. Truck drivers who refuse to violate HOS rules or … Continue reading

Foreign Workers Program for U. S. Trucking Industry

May
27,
2010
6

Is there an intentional movement building towards the initiating of a foreign workers program within the United States trucking industry?  With three major initiatives in the process :  CSA 2010, the FMCSA sleep apnea testing and the work in progress … Continue reading

Trucking Company Owner Operator Lease is Wrong Road for Drivers

May
12,
2010
2

Several years ago, nobody in trucking ever publicly spoke about the scam and abuse of the truck driver DAC report or the trucking company owner operator lease purchase programs offered through the trucking companies.  There were written comments and posts … Continue reading

Local truck drivers get hiring break in OTR experience

May
6,
2010
1

By: Allen Smith – Tampa Bay Trucking Examiner Local semi tractor-trailer drivers often find it nearly impossible to find work as an over the road truck driver.  Normally, trucking companies require six months to one year of verifiable, recent OTR … Continue reading

Trucking Companies Abusing the DAC Report

Apr
7,
2010
1

Which trucking companies are the worse offenders for filing false information against truck drivers to the DAC Reporting Services? The DAC Report has long since become a retaliation tool against drivers by various trucking companies.  Our STOP False DAC Reporting … Continue reading

Tough Guy Persona Hampers Trucking Issues

Mar
10,
2010
4

The trucking industry certainly provides jobs for millions of people, but like most industries, it has its share of problems.  For years, these problems had always remained swept under the rug with few people stepping forward and going public with … Continue reading

How Safe is the HOS 14 Hour Rule for Truckers?

Mar
9,
2010
3

With his permission, a local truck driver out of Nebraska recently sent me the following email: “I have been driving for over 20 years and began working locally with a company about a year ago.  I have to say that … Continue reading

Truck Driver Training is Serious Issue for Industry

Mar
4,
2010
9

By Allen Smith It is often very easy for veteran drivers and trucking company officials to overlook the importance of truck driver training for CDL students and new drivers.   With years of experience, the possibility of becoming laxed over time … Continue reading

Trucking Industry Covers Up Female Driver Trainees Harassment

Jan
10,
2010
8

Are female truck driver student trainees really being harassed by some male CDL trainers?  Are the stories of verbal and sexual assault true or are they just stories?  Why would trucking organizations and companies want to cover up such acts … Continue reading

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